April 8, 2015

Vegan Strawberry Banana Mini Loaf | Kids Party Ideas | Day 7 of Baking Marathon

Strawberries abound in Mumbai during the winter months,having been grown and picked in Mahabaleshwar  - a popular hill station about 200 miles from Mumbai. While I am not a strawberry cheesecake or a strawberry milkshake kind of mom, we do indulge in the whole fruit (like all fruits which we like to consume in whole, unadulterated form), there was a batch of strawberries that nobody wanted to eat (partly coz they were a little off season and slightly sour). So this quick Mini Loaf pans that DH gifted to me for my birthday came to use for yummilicious eggless & Vegan Wholewheat Banana-Strawberry Mini Loaf.


Chunky strawberry paired with banana and the house smelt like a bakery. Even my maid who is generally reticent towards bakery products ate it that day and declared I should open a mini baking unit at home J I guess that was pretty much a good feedback, and in the evening I could see the husband asking for a second helping post dinner… All in all, a winner !



Baking Marathon Day 7 : WholeWheat Strawberry and Banana Bread (Eggless & vegan)
Recipe type : Fruit bread / Tea Cake
Course: Tea time snacks
Cuisine : American
Makes : 6 mini loaves (or about a medium sized 9*5 loaf)
Prep time: 15 mins | Bake time : 30 mins (varies from oven to oven)

Ingredients:
  • Wholewheat flour – 1 cup
  • Baking Soda – ½ tsp
  • Baking Powder – 1 tsp
  • Strawberry – hulled / pitted – 1/3 cup
  • Banana (ripe) – 1 large or 2 medium
  • Salt – a pinch
  • Cinnamon powder – ½ tsp (optional)
  • Oil - ½ cup (I used about 3 tsp less)
  • Sugar powder – 3 TBSP (Adjust sweetness as the bananas I used were very sweet)
  • Vanilla essence – ½ tsp (opt.)


Method:
  • Sieve flour, soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon powder in a bowl.
  • Mash banana with a fork or Puree in a blender with half the oil and the sugar.
  • Add the banana puree to the flour mixture, add in chunks of strawberry and slowly mix. Add the rest of the oil and the essence and mix gently.
  • Preheat oven to 180 Deg C. Spoon in to greased moulds (I used silicone moulds so greased them lightly although that’s not really necessary)
  • Top with chopped strawberries and a handful of nuts. Bake for 18-22 mins and cool them .
  • Unmould and serve



19 comments:

  1. Mini vegan loaves are cute. The feedback from your maid the best one can get. Loaf must have tasted awesome.

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  2. We would love to eat the whole fruits as well and somehow soft berries in a bake are not that welcomed by my kids. However those berry slices peeking out of the loaves look cute and must have been yummy going by the feedback you received.

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  3. The mini loaves are looking super!!!! Love the use of strawberry chunks.. My daughter will love this..

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  4. That is such a colorful and attractive looking loaf. Love the strawberries peeking through on the top.

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  5. Like you, I prefer to serve the fruit as such, but since they are almost always sour, I make milkshakes with bananas and sugar. The loaf looks yumm.

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  6. I usually chop fresh berries in bakes but the big slices look so nice peeking from the loaves.

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  7. Banana and strawberry combo is always appreciated and these mini loaves look very attractive.

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  8. Very attractive mini loaves they are, love those berries peeking on the top.

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  9. My kids love strawberries in cakes. I can convince my older one to bake this next :)

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  10. yummy mini loaf. Fresh strawberries are always good. Great way to add them in the loaf.

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  11. The mini loaves look super. I love strawberry in the bakes. yumm

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  12. A beautiful and yummy fruity loaf.

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  13. Loaves look super delicious kal!! Fresh fruits in bakes always gives a hatke taste to it!! Those loaf pans look cute too!!

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  14. The loaf pans look cute Kalyani and the positive feed backs show that this was a hit. My kids prefer eating strawberry as such and don't have the option of reserving a few for the bakes...

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  15. Strawberry and bananas are such a perfect combination and both my kids love it. Fresh fruits are so delightful in baking :)

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  16. The final baked loaf looks very inviting!

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  17. Strawberry are a HUGE favorite in our family. Love them how you used in this recipe!! And mini pan idea looks great..

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  18. Strawberry are a HUGE favorite in our family. Love them, how you used it in this recipe!! Great to use mini loaf pan for single serving..

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  19. I hav eto hide strawberries Kal i my place especially since they disappear in no time.

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Kalyani

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